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Civil Engineering journal reports on largest tunnel boring machine used in India

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03 July 2023

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Civil Engineering journal reports on largest tunnel boring machine used in India
The machine had a giant diameter of 12.2m.

The August issue of the Civil Engineering journal will report on the biggest tunnel boring machine ever used in India.

The giant 12.2m diameter TBM recently completed the 2.1 km long twin-bore Mumbai coastal road, much of which was in tricky underwater ground conditions.

Unusually, the vast 400t TBM was rotated and slid sideways in the reception shaft to start the second bore.

While challenging, this avoided pulling it apart and carrying it back to the reception shaft through Mumbai’s congested streets.

Other papers in the journal include:

  • How building information modelling (BIM) helped to deliver the Xiamen Second East Cross-Sea Bridge in China
  • Using Formula 1 flywheel technology to reduce construction site emissions
  • Repair of damp-proof layers on historic brick buildings in China

There are also briefing articles on:

  • Why a new whole-life greenhouse gas emissions metric is needed;
  • How civil engineers can help deliver a net-zero energy system;
  • What New Zealand’s civil engineers are doing in response to recent flooding; and
  • The importance of recognising the volatility now facing the profession.

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  • Simon Fullalove, freelance editor at Institution of Civil Engineers